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Nurse Educator Programs in South Dakota
(found programs from 126 schools)


Nearly 2000 students studied at nursing schools in South Dakota in 2013, learning their craft with the help of more than 200 nurse educators around the state. These nursing instructors are a vital part of today's health care system because of the important role they play in preparing tomorrow's nurses for the workforce. If you are interested in earning a higher degree in nursing education in South Dakota, you can begin by looking over the information on this page.

Select the South Dakota nursing schools below that offer MSN Nurse Educator programs and request more information as well.

Nurse educators are a student's first introduction to nursing education and into a new nursing career. They serve as mentors to the next generation of nurses, supervising students in classrooms, laboratories and clinical sites. They prepare lesson plans, conduct lectures, grade coursework, and offer career advice. As a nurse educator in South Dakota, you will also be helping to address a critical need in the health care system.

The American Association of Colleges of Nurses reports that 117 qualified nursing school applicants in South Dakota were turned away in 2013, largely because of a faculty shortage and a lack of clinical sites. More than one-third of South Dakota's nursing school teachers were over age 50 in 2012, so many current staff members are likely to retire in the next 15 years. The state needs new nurse educators both to meet today's student demand and to replenish the labor force in the future.

There are 14 accredited nursing schools in South Dakota that currently train nurses at the associate, LPN, and bachelor's level. Although salaries will vary based on your employer, the average annual wage for nursing educators in South Dakota was $62,040 in 2013, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Higher education often translates into more opportunities and higher pay, and you will need to earn an advanced degree before applying to become a nursing teacher. More than half of South Dakota's nursing instructors had master's or doctorate degrees in 2012.

South Dakota State University and National American University are the only accredited in-state programs offering campus based master's degrees that are geared toward training nurse educators. A brief outline of each school's program is given below. You can also look into the online nurse educator programs in SD, which may be a more convenient route for you. We recommend contacting as many schools as possible to get the information you need to make a well informed decision.

National American University offers a Master of Science (MS) degree with an emphasis on nursing education. The goal is to train teachers who can help nursing students to develop the skills needed to step into key jobs in the health care workforce. The college has four locations in South Dakota, and this graduate nursing program is offered completely online.

As a graduate student at this SD nursing school, you can expect to take classes covering teaching methods, program and curriculum, instructional design, and the role of the nurse educator. Typical courses include leadership in health care, assessment and evaluation in nursing education, evidence-based teaching interventions, advanced pathophysiology, and a nursing capstone project.

South Dakota State University (SDSU) offers a Master of Nursing (MN) with a nurse educator specialty. You can choose to earn your degree entirely through academic coursework or by completing a thesis or a major project as well. Most of the program is online, but you also will be required to make some on-site visits to the Brookings, SD campus.

When you enroll in any graduate nursing program, you will be asked to take classes in more than just your focus, which would be education theory. Typical courses can include topics like advanced nursing practice, pathophysiology across the lifespan, curriculum development in nursing, and technology-based instruction for nurse educators. A practicum is often required in order to give students first-hand classroom or clinical experience.

If you already have a master's degree in nursing in South Dakota, you can choose to apply for a certificate program. With this option, you will enroll in classes such as cultural competence in health care, technology-based instruction for nurse educators, curriculum development, and a hands-on nurse educator practicum. Students in the certificate program are not eligible for federal financial aid, but these aid programs may be available to students who choose master's degree options.

In addition, South Dakota schools participate in the Nurse Faculty Loan Program, a national initiative designed to increase the number of nurse educators across the country. Through the program, schools make loans available to graduate students who are studying to become nursing faculty. If you qualify, you can have as much as 85 percent of the loan forgiven over four years if you serve as a full-time nursing faculty member.

Reach out to both the campus based, and the online nursing schools in South Dakota, to learn more about how you can further your education and become a nursing instructor. As the pool of nursing faculty in SD grows, you can be sure that the number of nurses grows right along with it. You can make a significant difference by becoming a nurse educator, and we encourage you to do just that.

The only campus based CCNE accreditied program in South Dakota that focuses on the Nurse Educator MSN track can be found at South Dakota State University (Brookings, SD)

For more options for earning your Nurse Educator MSN Online, contact the schools below to request information.


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Alcorn State University (Natchez, MS)
Program Name: Nurse Educator
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
American Sentinel University (Aurora, CO)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Andrews University (Berrien Springs, MI)
Program Name: Nurse Education
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Angelo State University (San Angelo, TX)
Program Name: Nurse Educator Track, RN-MSN Nurse Educator
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Benedictine University (Lisle, IL)
Program Name: Master of Science in Nursing
Brookline College (Phoenix, AZ)
Program Name: Master of Science Degree – Nursing Education
California State University-Dominguez Hills (Carson, CA)
Program Name: Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Charleston Southern University (Charleston, SC)
Program Name: Master of Science in Nursing
Clarkson College (Omaha, NE)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Cleveland State University (Cleveland, OH)
Program Name: Nursing Education Track
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Colorado Technical University (Colorado Springs, CO)
Program Name: Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Education
Concordia University-Wisconsin (Mequon, WI)
Program Name: Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Delta State University (Cleveland, MS)
Program Name: Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
East Carolina University (Greenville, NC)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
East Tennessee State University (Johnson City, TN)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Excelsior College (Albany, NY)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Felician College (Lodi, NJ / Rutherford, NJ)
Program Name: MS in Nursing - Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
Program Name: Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Fort Hays State University (Hays, KS)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
George Mason University (Fairfax, VA)
Program Name: Nurse Educator Concentration
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Gonzaga University (Spokane, WA)
Program Name: Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Graceland University (Independence, MO)
Program Name: MSN - Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Herzing University (Madison, WI)
Program Name: MS - Nursing Education
Idaho State University (Pocatello, ID)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Indiana State University (Terre Haute Online, IN)
Program Name: Nursing: Nursing Education
Accreditation: ACEN
Indiana Wesleyan University (Marion, IN)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Indiana Wesleyan University - Online (Marion, IN)
Program Name: M.S. Nursing Education
Intercollegiate Consortium for a Master of Science in Nursing (Hammond, LA / Lafayette, LA / Lake Charles, LA)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Jacksonville University (Jacksonville, FL)
Program Name: Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Keiser University (Orlando, FL / Tallahassee, FL)
Program Name: Master of Science in Nursing (online only) - Orlando, Master of Science in Nursing (online only) - Tallahassee
Kennesaw State University (Kennesaw, GA)
Program Name: Nursing Education Leadership Track
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
La Roche College (Pittsburgh, PA)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Lewis University (Romeoville, IL)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Liberty University Online (Online)
Program Name: Nurse Educator (M.S.N.)
Loyola University New Orleans Online (New Orleans, LA)
Program Name: Master of Science in Nursing specializing in HCSM, MSN - Nurse Educator, RN to MSN Bridge
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania (Mansfield, PA)
Program Name: Nurse Educator
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
McKendree University (Lebanon, IL)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
McKendree University (Louisville, KY)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
MCPHS University (Worcester, MA)
Program Name: Master of Science in Nursing
Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston, SC)
Program Name: Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Mercy College (Dobbs Ferry, NY)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro, TN)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Midwestern State University (Wichita Falls, TX)
Program Name: Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Murray State University (Murray, KY)
Program Name: Academic Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Nebraska Methodist College (Omaha, NE)
Program Name: RN to MSN - Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, AZ)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Northern Kentucky University (Highland Heights, KY)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Northwest Nazarene University (Nampa, ID)
Program Name: Master of Science in Nursing
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Norwich University (Northfield, VT)
Program Name: MSN - Nursing Educator
Nova Southeastern University (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
Program Name: Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Oakland University (Rochester, MI)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Old Dominion University (Norfolk, VA)
Program Name: Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Pace University (Pleasantville, NY)
Program Name: MA in Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Robert Morris University (Pittsburgh, PA)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Sacred Heart University (Fairfield, CT)
Program Name: MSN - Nursing Education, RN-BSN-MSN - Nurse Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing (Peoria, IL)
Program Name: Child and Family Nursing (CNL CNS or Educator), Medical-Surgical Nursing (CNL CNS or Educator)
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Saint Joseph's College of Maine (Standish, ME)
Program Name: Masters of Science in Nursing
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
South University Online (Montgomery, AL)
Program Name: Accelerated RN-MSN - Nurse Educator, MSN - Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
South University Online (Tampa, FL / West Palm Beach, FL)
Program Name: Accelerated RN-MSN - Nurse Educator, MSN - Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
South University Online (Savannah, GA)
Program Name: Accelerated RN-MSN - Nurse Educator, MSN - Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
South University Online (Columbia, SC)
Program Name: Accelerated RN-MSN - Nurse Educator, MSN - Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
St. Louis University (Saint Louis, MO)
Program Name: Adult (NP CNS or Nurse Educator), Gerontological (NP CNS or Nurse Educator), Pediatric (CNS NP or Nurse Educator), Psychiatric/Mental Health (CNS NP or Nurse Educator)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Stevenson University (Stevenson, MD)
Program Name: Master's in Nursing Education and Leadership
SUNY-Institute of Technology at Utica-Rome (Utica, NY)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Tennessee Board of Regents (Nashville, TN)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: ACEN accredited
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (Corpus Christi, TX)
Program Name: Online MSN - Nurse Educator, RN to MSN - Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (Lubbock, TX)
Program Name: Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
The University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL)
Program Name: Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
The University of Texas at El Paso (El Paso, TX)
Program Name: Nurse Clinician Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (Galveston, TX)
Program Name: Nursing Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
The University of Toledo (Toledo, OH)
Program Name: MSN - Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Thomas Edison State University (Trenton, NJ)
Program Name: Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Union University (Jackson, TN)
Program Name: Education Track
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Arkansas (Fayetteville, AR)
Program Name: Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (Little Rock, AR)
Program Name: Nursing Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL)
Program Name: Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Central Missouri (Warrensburg, MO)
Program Name: Nurse Educator (Rural Family Nursing focus)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH)
Program Name: Master of Science in Nursing - Adult-Gero Clinical Nurse Specialist
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Hawaii at Manoa (Honolulu, HI)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Mary (Bismarck, ND)
Program Name: Registered Nurse - Master of Science Nursing
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Mississippi Medical Center (Jackson, MS)
Program Name: Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Missouri (Columbia, MO)
Program Name: Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of North Alabama (Florence, AL)
Program Name: Nursing in Teaching-Learning Environments
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of North Dakota (Grand Forks, ND)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Phoenix (Multiple Locations)
Program Name: MS in Nursing/Health Care Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Phoenix (Multiple Locations)
Program Name: MS in Nursing/Health Care Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Phoenix (Multiple Locations)
Program Name: MS in Nursing/Health Care Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Phoenix (Multiple Locations)
Program Name: MS in Nursing/Health Care Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Phoenix (Multiple Locations)
Program Name: MS in Nursing/Health Care Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Phoenix (Multiple Locations)
Program Name: MS in Nursing/Health Care Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Phoenix (Multiple Locations)
Program Name: MS in Nursing/Health Care Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Phoenix (Multiple Locations)
Program Name: MS in Nursing/Health Care Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Phoenix (Multiple Locations)
Program Name: MS in Nursing/Health Care Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Phoenix (Multiple Locations)
Program Name: MS in Nursing/Health Care Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Phoenix (Multiple Locations)
Program Name: MS in Nursing/Health Care Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Phoenix (Multiple Locations)
Program Name: MS in Nursing/Health Care Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Phoenix (Multiple Locations)
Program Name: MS in Nursing/Health Care Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Phoenix (Multiple Locations)
Program Name: MS in Nursing/Health Care Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Phoenix (Multiple Locations)
Program Name: MS in Nursing/Health Care Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Phoenix (Multiple Locations)
Program Name: MS in Nursing/Health Care Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Phoenix (Multiple Locations)
Program Name: MS in Nursing/Health Care Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Phoenix (Multiple Locations)
Program Name: MS in Nursing/Health Care Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Saint Mary (Leavenworth, KS)
Program Name: Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse Educator
University of South Alabama (Mobile, AL)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Southern Indiana (Evansville, IN)
Program Name: Nursing Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (Oshkosh, WI)
Program Name: Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Walden University (Minneapolis, MN)
Program Name: Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) - BSN Track Education, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) - RN Track Education
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Walden University (Minneapolis, MN)
Program Name: Master of Public Health - General, Master of Science (M.S.) in Health Informatics - General, Master of Science (M.S.) in Human and Social Services - Public Health, Master of Science (M.S.) in Information Technology - Health Informatics, MSN - Education (BSN Track), MSN - Education (RN Track), Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration - Health Policy, Ph.D. in Social Work - Medical Social Work
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Western Carolina University (Cullowhee, NC)
Program Name: Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Western Governors University (Salt Lake City, UT)
Program Name: M.S. Nursing - Education, M.S. Nursing - Education (RN to MSN Option)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
WGU Indiana (Indianapolis, IN)
Program Name: M.S. Nursing - Education (BSN to MSN), M.S. Nursing - Education (RN to MSN Option)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
WGU Washington (Seattle, WA)
Program Name: M.S. Nursing - Education, M.S. Nursing - Education (RN to MSN Option)
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
Wheeling Jesuit University (Wheeling, WV)
Program Name: Nursing Education Specialist
Accreditation: CCNE accredited